Smyth triumphs at Causeway Coast

Winner of the 1.35m TRI Grand Prix Peter Smyth being congratualted by CCCS Organiser Eavan White
Winner of the 1.35m TRI Grand Prix Peter Smyth being congratualted by CCCS Organiser Eavan White

Peter Smyth was the victor in the third leg of the TRI Equestrian NI Summer Tour at Causeway Coast Showjumpers, Portrush. Riding Madeline Tunney’s Tunmore, Smyth triumphed in a 10 horse race to claim the lion’s share of the £1,000 prize fund.

Drawn at the early point of the timed decider, Smyth laid down the gauntlet for the remaining riders when stopping the clock in a fault free time of 36.10 seconds which would prove unbeatable. Tunmore is by Out of Touch out of a Cavalier Royale dam. Spending the last season with fellow Ulster Man Gabriel Tunney, and prior to this the Bay Gelding was campaigned by Lynne Clibburn.

In the other classes winners included Emma Jackson and Amy B in the TRI 1.20m, Justine O’Hara in the 1.10m and Jennifer Torrens in the TRI 1m Summer Tour.

Results:

1m TRI Equestrian NI Summer Tour: 1st, M Burke’s Urban Cowboy (Jennifer Torrens), 2nd, J Kealey’s Flash Jack (Jane Kealey), 3rd, L Houston’s Drumillar Heyday (Louise Houston), 4th, L Lyttle’s Codos (L Lyttle), 5th, K Morgan’s Altaskin Merlin (K Morgan) and L Johnston’s Kinnego Bay (L Johnston).

1.10m TRI Equestrian NI Summer Tour: 1st, P McLaughlin’s Shanvey Diamond (Justine O’Hara), 2nd, J Smyth’s Redwood Humphries (Philip White), 3rd, P Mulrine’s Admiran Oh Me (J Smyth), 4th, J Taggart’s Son Concorde (J Torrens), 5th, P McCollum’s Ballymulholland Echo Lass (E McCollum) and 6th, P Dalton’s Vales Blue Flag Beach (J O’Hara).

1.20m TRI Equestrian NI Summer Tour: 1st, E Jackson’s Amy B (Emma Jackson), 2nd, E A Craig’s Kilroden Landcruiser (K Morgan), 3rd, I Millar’s Ploverfield Lilyana (S Scott), 4th, P Mulrine’s Admiran Oh Me (J Smyth), 5th, JP McGranaghan’s Hermes De Cavalier (JP McGranaghan) and 6th, S Scott’s The Pretty Woman (S Kelly).

1.35m TRI Equestrian NI Summer Tour Grand Prix: 1st, M Tunney’s Tunmore (Peter Smyth), 2nd, P Caves Quinten (Paul Caves), 3rd, S Eadie’s My Plan (Gwen Scott) and 4th, Tracey Gallagher’s Any Questions (Tracey Gallagher).